（中外新闻社 中外新闻网记者 王昊斌）当前，全球还在齐力对抗新冠疫情的时候，北京已经是处处鲜花盛开、阳光灿烂。2020年9月5日，首场中外新闻社 “大使晚宴”在北京新保利大厦红石文化馆举行，八国大使同中外新闻社高层汇聚一起，品着咖啡、听着音乐，相互问候、交流，无不感受到世界一家人的美好！
When the world is still fighting hard against the COVID-19, Beijing is already full of flowers and sunshine during the summer holidays. On September 5th, 2020, the First Home and Abroad New Press “Ambassador’s Dinner” was held in the Red Stone Cultural Center. Eight foreign ambassadors, the senior executives of Home and Abroad News Press and all guests gathered together to enjoy coffee, music while communicating with each other. It felt like the world as a wonderful family!
The distinguished guests attending the “Ambassador’s Dinner” included Mr. Li Beihai, the Former Vice Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee; Mr. Jiang Weiqing, the Director of the United Nations International Collaboration and Coordination Agency; Mrs. Wei Yan, Deputy Director of the United Nations International Collaboration and Coordination Agency and President of Home and Abroad News Press; Mr. Shen Feng, the Director of the European Branch of the United Nations International Collaboration and Coordination Agency and the Honor President of Home and Abroad News Press; H.E. Mr. Jose Augusto Duarte, Ambassador of the Portuguese Republic to China; H.E. Mr. Sergey Manasarian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to China; H.E. Mr. Simon Adovelande, Ambassador of the Republic of Benin to China; H.E. Mr. K. K. Yoganaadan, Acting Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China; H.E. Mr. Egamzod Muhammad, Acting Ambassador of Tajikistan to China; H.E. Mr. Bah Thierno Maadjou, Acting Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea in China; Mrs. Lisbet Quesada, the Deputy Head of Mission of the Cuban Embassy in China; Mr. Cai Xi, the Former Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia and other Chinese and foreign diplomats and officials. Mr. Wei Yan delivered a welcome speech.
Mrs. Wei Yan said that Home and Abroad News Press is the mainstream media for external propaganda approved by the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council of China, based in Beijing. The First Home and Abroad News Press “Ambassador’s Dinner” was held in Beijing. On the behalf of the board of directors, the council and the administrative committee of Home and Abroad News Press as well as 63 overseas branches and information centers, we would like to express our warm welcome and heartfelt thanks to all participating guests.
She pointed out that the Home and Abroad News Press has always been active on the international stage with a global perspectives and innovative thinking models. We are good at drawing the wisdom from "the unity of man and nature". Seven years ago, Home and Abroad News Press and Communication University of China formed a strategic partnership, which allowed us to increase our influence quickly and fully in the international community. Since 2011, 108 foreign ambassadors to China have become the prize winners of “Home and Abroad News Press --- the News Persons of the Year”. As one of the Chinese mainstream media, we are utilizing our advantages in China and overseas while taking the great responsibilities to build a community with a shared future for mankind. It is an irreplaceable bridge to connect all countries along the "Belt and Road" initiative.
Mr. Li Beihai, the Former Vice Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, expressed his warm welcome to all ambassadors attending the “Ambassador’s Dinner” and highly appreciated the success achieved by Home and Abroad News Press with the great international influence of a mainstream media. I deeply touched by their achievements. China’s diplomatic efforts made remarkable contributions to the world peace and development, all these achievements are also very grateful for the support and cooperation of international friends and people of all countries around the world.
H.E. Mr. Jose Augusto Duarte, Ambassador of the Portuguese Republic to China, delivered a speech at the banquet. He said that I am very thankful to Home and Abroad News Press for tonight’s invitation. Home and Abroad News Press made this great platform so that more foreign ambassadors can join together with joy. As the Portuguese Ambassador to China, we can build a communication platform for more foreign ambassadors through this event. We are feeling warmth here with friendship integration. Home and Abroad News Press will further enhance our friendship and cooperation.
H.E. Mr. Sergey Manasarian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to China, said that I really appreciated the invitation by Home and Abroad News Press for offering me this opportunity to be with other ambassadors here tonight. This is my honor and I thank you all. My dear friends we all can feel the deep impacts of this global pandemic. As the ambassadors and diplomats in China, we can see the efforts and contributions made by the Chinese people……
Ambassador of the Republic of Benin to China H.E. Mr. Simon Adovelande delivered a speech that I want to express my deepest gratitude to Home and Abroad News Press. As the Beninese ambassador to China, I will contribute more of my wisdom and efforts to promote China, Benin and African countries’ friendship. Also, I want to say that we all witness one thing during this pandemic that China is the greatest country in the world!
The Acting Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China, H.E. Mr. K. K. Yoganaadan, said that we all should thank to Home and Abroad News Press for organizing this event to enjoy such wonderful evening together here. No matter exchange programs with the ambassadors and official interviews with the embassies, Home and Abroad News Press has made outstanding contributions. In fighting against the pandemic, we not only witnessed the unity of Chinese people, but also we saw China’s support to foreign countries. China and the world are connected. China has sent supplies abroad and also shared valuable experience with everyone. Tonight, I hope all of us enjoy such evening.
H.E. Mr. Egamzod Muhammad, the Acting Ambassador of Tajikistan to China, also thanked Home and Abroad News Press for hosting the “Ambassador Dinner”. The media has been a good friend of Tajik embassy in China. They also sent the reporter team to Tajikistan. we were deeply impressed by their professionalism. Tajikistan will take over the rotating chairmanship of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization next year, and we can discuss more opportunities for cooperation.
Mrs. Lisbet Quesada, the Deputy Head of Mission of the Cuban Embassy in China, deeply expressed her gratitude to from her heart. She said that I came to the “Ambassador Dinner” with my family tonight. Why I brought my family here? Because after the pandemic, I feel that it is my extravagant hope that a family can be together and I want to cherish every day that a family is together. Tonight is not only a dinner for me, but also a gathering as a big family. Once again, I would like to send the most sincere blessings in my heart to Home and Abroad News Press and Madam Wei Yan for making such a wonderful night for all of us.
The Acting Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea in China H.E. Mr. Bah Thierno Maadjou said that I thank my dear friends of Home and Abroad News Press, all foreign diplomats and officers attending tonight’s “Ambassador Dinner”. I think this is a special moment. Home and Abroad News Press organized the “Ambassador Dinner” and the “Ambassador Club” for significant meanings. There are many things we can collaborate together in the future…… Guinea is with all of you, I look forward to develop our friendship and partnership together.
联合国国际合作协调局欧洲局执行局长、中外新闻社荣誉社长沈峰以文化使者和企业家的身份在宴会上对话各国大使。他说，今年6月，我从葡萄牙回到北京，看到了中国政府采取有力措施战胜疫情非常震撼。千百年来, 中国历经无数挑战和考验, 总能化险为夷。这一次中国消除疫情造成的严重后果, 恢复了安宁祥和。我想，在座的大使们都会感同身受。作为一个负责任的企业家，下一步我将到访各国使馆，拜访各位大使，就感兴趣的项目进一步沟通，期待与各国展开商务合作，共享机遇，求友谊之真，务合作之实，结共赢之果，愿意为各国的疫情防控和经济复苏做出自己的贡献。
Mr. Shen Feng, the Director of the European Branch of the United Nations International Collaboration and Coordination Agency and the Honor President of Home and Abroad News Press, spoke to the foreign ambassadors at the banquet. He said that I returned back to Beijing from Portugal in June, and I was shocked by the Chinese government’s effective measures to prevent and control the pandemic. For thousands of years, China has gone through numerous challenges and hardships, and it has always been able to turn dangers into peace. This time China has quickly eliminated the serious consequences of this global pandemic and restored peace and harmony. I think all of us can feel the same way. As a responsible entrepreneur, in the next step, I plan to visit various embassies and further exchanges with ambassadors. I hope that through ambassadors, I can seamlessly connect with other countries, share opportunities, seek the true friendship and cooperate with each other. We are willing to make more contributions to the prevention and control of the pandemic and economic recovery of all countries with win-win results.
At the "Ambassador Dinner", the Central Conservatory of Music group band performed "Jasmine", "Chunjiang Flower Moon Night", "Xiyangyang", "Flower Moonlight" and other Chinese classic music. The ambassadors and diplomats greeted and communicated with each other while enjoying wine and listening to music. We all feel China is so great and the whole world is so good!